Category: Match Preview

PREVIEW: EBBSFLEET V WHITES

It’s the final Kent derby of the season for Whites as Andy Hessenthaler’s men are on the road for one last time this season.

Athletic are unbeaten in their seven league matches against sides from the same county this campaign and avoiding defeat on Bank Holiday Monday will extend Dover’s current unbeaten National League run to eight matches.

Whites will be up against an Ebbsfleet side with much to play for.

Garry Hill’s men are three points behind seventh-placed Eastleigh and anything but a win could end their play-off chances.

One Dover player will be familiar with his surroundings upon arrival at the Kuflink Stadium.

Midfielder Stuart Lewis featured 67 times for Fleet over two seasons, netting four times.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

04/09/19:  Dover 1-1 Ebbsfleet
02/04/18:  Ebbsfleet 2-1 Dover
28/08/17:  Dover 1-1 Ebbsfleet
10/05/14:  Ebbsfleet 0-1 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF EBBSFLEET’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

19/04/19:  Havant & Waterlooville 3-3 Ebbsfleet
13/04/19:  Ebbsfleet v Dagenham
06/04/19:  Gateshead 1-1 Ebbsfleet
30/03/19:  Ebbsfleet 4-2 Wrexham

TOP SCORERS

Both Inih Effiong and Mitch Brundle have scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Michael Cheek has netted 16 times for Ebbsfleet this campaign.

TEAM COLOURS

For fans wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue shirts.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: £15
Concession:  £12
Junior:  £7
Under 12  (Minimum of two and accompanied by a paying adult):  Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 2:15pm

MONDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

Aldershot Town v Havant & Waterlooville
Barnet v Bromley
Barrow v Hartlepool United
Braintree Town v Dagenham & Redbridge
Chesterfield v Boreham Wood
Eastleigh Maidenhead United
FC Halifax Town v Wrexham
Harrogate Town v Gateshead
Salford City v AFC Fylde
Solihull Moors v Leyton Orient
Sutton United v Maidstone United

PREVIEW: WHITES V ALDERSHOT

Athletic host their first match on Good Friday since confirming their National League status for next season.

Having trailed by two goals at Barrow last weekend, three goals in the final 17 minutes saw Athletic complete a dramatic turnaround to guarantee a finish above the bottom four on the league ladder.

The visiting Shots were unable to halt their own slide towards the National South and their relegation was confirmed after a 1-1 home draw with Hartlepool last Saturday.

And Dover will likely take note of the Shots’ away record this season.

Gary Waddock’s side have won three times on the road in the league, with their only victory in 2019 coming at Boreham Wood last month (2-0).

PLEASE NOTE THE MATCH WILL BE SEGREGATED

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

22/09/18:  Aldershot 2-0 Dover
06/01/18:  Dover 1-2 Aldershot
09/09/17:  Aldershot 0-2 Dover
17/04/17:  Aldershot 1-0 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF ALDERSHOT’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

13/04/19:  Aldershot 1-1 Hartlepool
06/04/19:  Bromley 2-2 Aldershot
30/03/19:  Aldershot 0-0 Fylde
26/03/19:  Barnet 2-0 Aldershot

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Scott Rendell has netted seven times this campaign.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION 

The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £17
Over 60s:  £14
Under 18s:  £8
Under 11s (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 2:15pm

FRIDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

AFC Fylde v Barnet
Boreham Wood v Salford City
Bromley v Solihull Moors
Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh
Gateshead v Chesterfield
Hartlepool United v FC Halifax Town
Havant & Waterlooville v Ebbsfleet United
Leyton Orient v Harrogate Town
Maidenhead United v Barrow
Maidstone United v Braintree Town
Wrexham v Sutton United

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Ebbsfleet on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 1 pm and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £15, adult non-member £30, youth member (U18) £5, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Aldershot.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: BARROW V WHITES

National League safety could be secured for Whites this Saturday when they make the 734-mile round trip to the Furness Building Society Stadium.

Should Athletic match Aldershot’s result at home to Hartlepool and better Havant’s result at Solihull on the same day, Andy Hessenthaler’s men will guarantee their National League status for next season.

After avoiding the drop on the last day of the 2017/18 campaign, in spite of a home defeat to already relegated Chester, Ian Evatt’s Barrow have had a much stronger campaign this time around and sit 11th on the league ladder.

However, Athletic might be encouraged by the current home form of this weekend’s hosts, with the Bluebirds’ registering one win so far this year – a 2-1 win over Aldershot last month with John Rooney netting the winner from the penalty spot deep into injury time.

Three Dover players will be familiar with their surroundings when both sides take to the turf on Saturday afternoon.

Midfielder Bedsente Gomis featured 43 times for Barrow last season, striker Inih Effiong made seven appearances in 2017 and forward Jamie Allen played 17 times on loan during the 2013/14 season.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

29/09:18:  Dover 0-2 Barrow
24/03/18:  Barrow 0-0 Dover
19/08/17:  Dover 1-1 Barrow
29/04/17:  Barrow 2-3 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF BARROW’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

06/04/18:  Dagenham 0-0 Barrow
30/03/18:  Barrow 1-2 Boreham Wood
23/03/18:  Barrow 2-2 Harrogate
16/03/18:  Eastleigh 0-1 Barrow

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Jack Hindle leads the way for Barrow this campaign with 11 strikes.

TEAM COLOURS

For fans wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow shirts.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:

TERRACE

Adult: £15
Concession:  £12
Youth (18-22):  £8
Under 12 (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free
Unaccompanied Child:  £5

STAND

Adult: £18
Concession:  £14
Youth (18-22):  £10
Under 12 (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free
Unaccompanied Child:  £8

Please note, you can save £2 by purchasing your ticket in advance via Barrow’s website

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 2:15pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3 pm unless stated)

Salford City v Maidenhead United (12:35 pm)
Aldershot Town v Hartlepool United
Barnet v Wrexham
Braintree Town v AFC Fylde
Chesterfield v Maidstone United
Eastleigh v Gateshead
Ebbsfleet United v Dagenham & Redbridge
FC Halifax Town v Bromley
Harrogate Town v Boreham Wood
Solihull Moors v Havant & Waterlooville
Sutton United v Leyton Orient

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Ebbsfleet on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 1 pm and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £15, adult non-member £30, youth member (U18) £5, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Aldershot.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V CHESTERFIELD

Two teams in good form meet on Saturday afternoon as visitors Chesterfield make their debut appearance at Crabble.

Dover boss Andy Hessenthaler will be aiming for three points to help his side edge closer to National League safety, while a win for manager John Sheridan will ensure the Spireites’ National League status for a second season.

Both sides are unbeaten in four National League matches, with Sheridan’s men on a run of three consecutive victories.

It’s been a remarkable turnaround for Chesterfield since their reappointment of Sheridan as manager in January, with the Midlands club rising to 14th on the league ladder having been in the bottom four three months ago.

Home fans might recognise a familiar face among the visiting squad this weekend.

Right-back Bradley Barry had a spell with Athletic earlier this season, making three appearances during his loan in Kent.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

08/09/18:  Chesterfield 0-0 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHESTERFIELD’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

30/03/19:  Chesterfield 2-0 Dagenham
23/03/19:  Chesterfield 3-0 Sutton
16/03/19:  Havant 1-2 Chesterfield
12/03/19:  Bromley 3-3 Chesterfield

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Scott Boden has also netted eight times for Chesterfield this campaign.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION 

The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £17
Over 60s:  £14
Under 18s:  £8
Under 11s (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 2:15pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

AFC Fylde v Eastleigh
Boreham Wood v Sutton United
Bromley v Aldershot Town
Dagenham & Redbridge v Barrow
Gateshead v Ebbsfleet United
Hartlepool United v Solihull Moors
Havant & Waterlooville v Harrogate Town
Leyton Orient v FC Halifax Town
Maidenhead United v Barnet
Maidstone United v Salford City
Wrexham v Braintree Town

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Barrow on Saturday 13th April and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 5:15 am and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £40, adult non-member £55, youth member (U18) £20, youth non-member £25 and accompanied under 16 £20.

There is also a coach leaving Crabble at 1 pm on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April to go to Ebbsfleet and the prices are:

Adult member £15, adult non-member £30, youth member (U18) £5, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Chesterfield.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: SOLIHULL MOORS V WHITES

Dover will be looking to continue their National League winning run when they visit promotion-chasing Solihull Moors on Saturday.

Back-to-back victories against FC Halifax Town and Dagenham & Redbridge has seen Andy Hessenthaler’s men move eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Taking three points from Tim Flowers will be no easy task with the Moors on three-match winning streak at the Automated Technology Stadium.

One Dover player will be familiar with his surroundings at 3pm.

Midfielder Nortei Nortey made three appearances for Solihull during the 2016/17 campaign.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

15/09/18:  Dover 0-2 Solihull
17/02/18:  Solihull 3-2 Dover
30/09/17:  Dover 1-0 Solihull
04/03/17:  Dover 0-0 Solihull

HIGHLIGHTS OF SOLIHULL’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

26/03/19:  Boreham Wood 2-2 Solihull
23/03/19:  Halifax 2-0 Solihull
16/03/19:  Solihull 2-1 Braintree
12/03/19:  Solihull 1-0 Gateshead

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Adi Yussuf has netted 16 times for Moors this campaign.

TEAM COLOURS

For fans wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their White shirts.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £15 (£13 in advance online)
Concessions (65+ years, Serving Military Personnel with a valid ‘Forces ID’ card, Students with a valid NUS card):  £10 (£9 in advance online)
Under 18:  £5 (£4 in advance online)
Under 12 (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 2:15pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

Aldershot Town v AFC Fylde
Barnet v Leyton Orient
Barrow v Boreham Wood
Braintree Town v Gateshead
Chesterfield v Dagenham & Redbridge
Eastleigh v Hartlepool United
Ebbsfleet United v Wrexham
FC Halifax Town v Maidenhead United
Harrogate Town v Maidstone United
Salford City v Bromley
Sutton United v Havant & Waterlooville

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Barrow on Saturday 13th April and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 5:15am and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £40, adult non-member £55, youth member (U18) £20, youth non-member £25 and accompanied under 16 £20.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Chesterfield.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V WHITES

Dover travel to East London tonight aiming to make it back-to-back wins in the National League.

Whites moved five points clear of Havant & Waterlooville in 21st place and lie four points below this evening’s opponents, though the Daggers have played one game less.

Boss Andy Hessenthaler will be keen to put an end to Dover’s poor record at Dagenham, with Athletic losing six and drawing once in their previous seven visits.

Peter Taylor’s men are currently in good form at the Chigwell Construction stadium – with a 2-0 defeat last month against Gateshead their only home defeat this year.

Three of the Athletic’s squad will be familiar with their surroundings when they take to the pitch later tonight.

Defender Kevin Lokko made 25 appearances for Dagenham during a loan spell from Stevenage last season, Josh Passley played 38 times matches for Daggers during the 2015/16 campaign and Stuart Lewis features 10 times for the London club in 2010.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

30/10/18:  Dover 0-2 Dagenham
20/02/18:  Dover 1-0 Dagenham
21/11/17:  Dagenham 1-0 Dover
03/12/16:  Dover 1-2 Dagenham

HIGHLIGHTS OF DAGENHAM’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

12/03/19:  Havant 3-0 Dagenham
09/03/19:  Dagenham 3-0 Bromley
05/03/19:  Maidenhead 1-1 Dagenham
02/03/19:  Harrogate 1-1 Dagenham

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Connor Wilkinson has netted 11 times for the Daggers this campaign.

TEAM COLOURS

For fans wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow shirts.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

The match kicks off at 7:45pm and ticket prices are as follows:

AWAY TERRACE

Adult: £15
Concession:  £10
Junior (10-16):  £8
Under 10:  Free

A13 STEEL STAND

Adult: £21
Concession:  £15
Junior (10-16):  £12
Under 10:  £2

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 7pm

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

Barnet v Aldershot Town
Boreham Wood v Solihull Moors
FC Halifax Town v Ebbsfleet United
Leyton Orient v AFC Fylde
Maidenhead United v Havant & Waterlooville

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Solihull on Saturday 30th March and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 9:15am and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £27, adult non-member £42, youth member (U18) £13, youth non-member £17 and accompanied under 16 £13.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V HALIFAX

Whites will be looking to extend their unbeaten home run to three matches when they host Jamie Fullarton’s Town on Saturday.

Athletic drew 1-1 with Boreham Wood on Tuesday night to add to a 3-0 win against Braintree Town a fortnight ago.

However they entertain a team in good form this weekend.

The Shaymen are unbeaten in six National League matches, a run that has seen the West Yorkshire side rise to 14th in the division and nine points away from the bottom four.

A mean defence has been one of the main reason’s for Halifax’s recent results and they conceded for the first time in just over 450 minutes in their 1-1 draw with Barnet on Tuesday night.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

17/11/18:  Halifax 1-0 Dover
30/12/17:  Dover 0-0 Halifax
15/08/17:  Halifax 1-2 Dover
02/04/16:  Dover 1-0 Halifax

HIGHLIGHTS OF HALIFAX’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

12/03/19:  Barnet 1-1 Halifax
05/03/19:  Halifax 3-0 Barnet
02/03/19:  Eastleigh 0-1 Halifax
23/02/19:  Halifax 0-0 Havant & Waterooville

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Dayle Southwell has netted seven times for Halifax this campaign.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION 

The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £17
Over 60s:  £14
Under 18s:  £8
Under 11s (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 2:15pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

ALDERSHOT TOWN V SALFORD CITY
BARNET V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
EASTLEIGH V BARROW
EBBSFLEET UNITED V BOREHAM WOOD
HARROGATE TOWN V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE V CHESTERFIELD
SOLIHULL MOORS V BRAINTREE TOWN
SUTTON UNITED V GATESHEAD
WREXHAM V MAIDSTONE UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Dagenham on Tuesday 23th March and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 4:30pm and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £18, adult non-member £33, youth member (U18) £7, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £7.

There is also a coach leaving Crabble at 9:15am for our trip Solihull on  Saturday 30th March and the prices are:

Adult member £27, adult non-member £42, youth member (U18) £13, youth non-member (U18) £17 and accompanied under 16 £13.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Boreham Wood or Halifax.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V BOREHAM WOOD

Dover will be looking to bounce back to winning ways in the National League on Tuesday evening.

Having been two goals ahead with twenty minutes remaining on Saturday, Andy Hessenthaler’s men lost 3-2 at Hartlepool.

However other results mean Dover are still four points ahead of the relegation zone.

Boreham Wood, four points ahead of Athletic in 17th on the league ladder, have an impressive record at Crabble and have won four of their last six matches at Whites’ home.

Luke Garrard’s men recently ended their own recent poor record on the road.

Wood won 2-0 at Bromley earlier this month to end a 12-match winless streak away from home, started after a 4-0 win at Sutton United back in September.

Home fans might recognise a couple of familiar faces when Wood arrive at Crabble.

Defenders Femi Ilesanmi and Manny Parry were with Athletic last season.  Both players featured in 45 matches each for Dover, with Parry scoring five times and Ilesanmi finding the net twice.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

27/11/18:  Boreham Wood 0-1 Dover
20/01/18:  Boreham Wood 2-3 Dover
12/09/17:  Dover 0-1 Boreham Wood
14/03/17:  Boreham Wood 5-0 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF BOREHAM WOOD’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

09/03/19:  Boreham Wood 1-1 Fylde
02/03/19:  Bromley 0-2 Boreham Wood
19/02/19:  Boreham Wood 0-2 Wrexham
16/02/19:  Boreham Wood 0-4 Hartlepool

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Justin Shaibu and Josh Umerah have netted six times each for Boreham Wood.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

The match kicks off at 7:45pm and ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £17
Over 60s:  £14
Under 18s:  £8
Under 11s (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 7pm

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

AFC FYLDE V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
ALDERSHOT TOWN V LEYTON ORIENT
BARNET V FC HALIFAX TOWN
BROMLEY V CHESTERFIELD
EASTLEIGH V MAIDSTONE UNITED
EBBSFLEET UNITED V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
SOLIHULL MOORS V GATESHEAD
SUTTON UNITED V BRAINTREE TOWN
WREXHAM V BARROW

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Dagenham on Saturday 23rd March and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 11:30am and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £18, adult non-member £33, youth member (U18) £7, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £7.

There is also a coach leaving Crabble at 9:15am for our trip Solihull on  Saturday 30th March and the prices are:

Adult member £27, adult non-member £42, youth member (U18) £13, youth non-member (U18) £17 and accompanied under 16 £13.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Boreham Wood or Halifax.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: HARTLEPOOL V WHITES

Athletic will aim to continue an impressive statistic when they make the 323-mile trip north on Saturday.

You see Whites’ have a 100% record against Pool, with Jamie Allen’s first-half goal in August 2017 the difference on Dover’s only ever visit to The Super Six Stadium.

Craig Hignett became United’s third manager of the season in January, replacing Richard Money, overseeing an upturn in form with just one loss during his six matches in charge

Hignett will want to improve Hartlepool’s record of one home win in 2019 – a 2-1 win against Braintree Town on 26th January – his first game of his third spell as Hartlepool boss.

And former Middlesbrough and Aberdeen player Hignett added some Premier league experience to his side earlier this week.

Canada international David Edgar made a total of 23 appearances in England’s top flight during spells with Newcastle United and Burnley.

The defender returns to the UK after playing in the United Soccer League for Nashville FC and Ottawa Fury.

One of Dover’s management team, a former Premiership player himself, will be familiar with his surroundings this weekend.

First team coach Nicky Southall started his professional career at Hartlepool and played 138 times from 1991-95, scoring 24 goals.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

24/11/18:  Dover 2-1 Hartlepool
09/12/17:  Dover 4-0 Hartlepool
05/08/17:  Hartlepool 0-1 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF HARTLEPOOL’S LAST FIVE MATCHES

02/03/19:  Sutton 2-2 Hartlepool
23/02/19:  Hartlepool 1-2 Bromley
19/02/19:  Ebbsfleet 0-0 Hartlepool
16/02/19:  Boreham Wood 0-4 Hartlepool
09/02/19:  Hartlepool 1-1 Leyton Orient

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Liam Noble leads the way for Hartlepool with 13 league strikes so far.

TEAM COLOURS

For fans wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow shirts.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £18
Seniors (Over 60):  £9
Under 19 / Students / Armed forces:  £9
Under 16:  £5

Away supporters are situated in the Smith & Graham Stand (also known as the Rink End). This is an all-seated stand which has a maximum capacity of 1,035. There is no terraced area available for away supporters. There is space for 14 wheelchair users within the Smith & Graham Stand.

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 2:15pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

LEYTON ORIENT V WREXHAM (12:35PM)
BARROW V ALDERSHOT TOWN
BOREHAM WOOD V AFC FYLDE
BRAINTREE TOWN V HARROGATE TOWN
CHESTERFIELD V EASTLEIGH
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V BROMLEY
FC HALIFAX TOWN V EBBSFLEET UNITED
GATESHEAD V BARNET
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V SUTTON UNITED
MAIDSTONE UNITED V HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE
SALFORD CITY V SOLIHULL MOORS

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Dagenham on Saturday 23rd March and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 11:30am and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £18, adult non-member £33, youth member (U18) £7, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £7.

There is also a coach leaving Crabble at 9:15am for our trip to Solihull on Saturday 30th March and the prices are:

Adult member £27, adult non-member £42, youth member (U18) £13, youth non-member (U18) £17 and accompanied under 16 £13.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Boreham Wood or Halifax.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V BRAINTREE

Dover will be looking to start March with a win on Saturday to give their National League survival chances a boost.

February was not a good month for Athletic as Andy Hessenthaler’s men suffered three losses in four league games, including back-to-back defeats at Crabble, matches in which Gateshead and Harrogate both scored injury-time winners.

Bottom-of-the-table Braintree will arrive in Kent looking to end a poor run of form on their travels.

The Iron have not won away in the league since a 4-2 victory at Bromley on 30th October, however will be buoyed by recent home triumphs over Salford (1-0) and Barnet (4-0).

Home fans might recognise a familiar face in the visiting squad this weekend.

Defender Ejiro Okosieme, who signed for Braintree following his release by Athletic last November, made 16 appearances for Whites during this season and last.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS – MATCH REPORTS

27/10/18:  Braintree 2-1 Dover
08/04/17:  Braintree 1-2 Dover
22/10/16:  Dover 6-1 Braintree
13/10/15:  Braintree 1-0 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF BRAINTREE’S LAST FIVE MATCHES

16/02/19:  Eastleigh 2-1 Braintree
09/02/19:  Braintree 1-0 Salford
26/01/19:  Hartlepool 2-1 Braintree
19/01/19:  Braintree 4-0 Barnet
08/01/19:  Salisbury 2-1 Braintree (FA Trophy)

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong leads the way for Dover with eight league goals,  while Mohamed Bettamer, now at Barnet after signing for the Bees in November, still leads the way for the visitors with six National League goals.

West Bromwich Albion loanee Callum Morton is the leading scorer within the current Iron squad with five strikes.

MATCHDAY TICKET PRICES

The match kicks off at 3pm and the prices are as follows:

Adults: £17
Over 60s:  £14
Under 18s:  £8
Under 11s (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Coverage starts from 2:15pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE MATCHES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

AFC FYLDE V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
ALDERSHOT TOWN V GATESHEAD
BARNET V BARROW
BROMLEY V BOREHAM WOOD
EASTLEIGH V FC HALIFAX TOWN
EBBSFLEET UNITED V SALFORD CITY
HARROGATE TOWN V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE V LEYTON ORIENT
SUTTON UNITED V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
WREXHAM V CHESTERFIELD
SOLIHULL MOORS V MAIDSTONE UNITED (5:20pm)

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach going to Hartlepool on Saturday 9th March and it’s not too late to book your place on it!

The coach leaves Crabble at 6:45am and the prices are as follows:

Adult member £40, adult non-member £55, youth member (U18) £20, youth non-member £25 and accompanied under 16 £20.

There is also a coach travelling to Dagenham from Crabble at 11:30am on Saturday 23rd March and the costs are:

Adult member £18, adult non-member £33, youth member (U18) £7, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £7.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Braintree.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.